EDU 310 - Elementary Level Urban Teaching Experience and EDU 312 - Secondary Level Urban Teaching Experience
These courses are required for both the Elementary Education (grades k-6) and the Secondary Education (grades 5-12) majors and seek to give teacher candidates exposure to schools and learners that vary from the rural schools in Southern Indiana. Students must complete this course between their admission to the Program as sophomores and ending their teacher preparation at graduating seniors. Course participants explore the many various elements of education in an urban location, specifically around the grade level and environments they propose to attain licensure in. Candidates travel to urban placements to interact and teach student with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, nationality, language, religion, political affiliation, and socio-economic background or status.